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Add Polygons into Our React App with the Visx Library

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Visx is a library that lets us add graphics to our React app easily.

In this article, we’ll look at how to use it to add polygons into our React app.

Install Required Packages

We have to install a few modules.

To get started, we run:

npm i @visx/gradient @visx/group @visx/responsive @visx/scale @visx/shape

to install the packages.

Add Polygons

To add the polygons, we write:

import React from "react";
import { Polygon } from "@visx/shape";
import { Group } from "@visx/group";
import { scaleBand } from "@visx/scale";
import { GradientPinkRed } from "@visx/gradient";

export const background = "#7f82e3";
const polygonSize = 25;
const defaultMargin = { top: 10, right: 10, bottom: 10, left: 10 };

const polygons = [
  {
    sides: 3,
    fill: "rgb(174, 238, 248)",
    rotate: 90
  },
  {
    sides: 4,
    fill: "lightgreen",
    rotate: 45
  },
  {
    sides: 6,
    fill: "rgb(229, 130, 255)",
    rotate: 0
  },
  {
    sides: 8,
    fill: "url(#polygon-pink)",
    rotate: 0
  }
];

const yScale = scaleBand({
  domain: polygons.map((p, i) => i),
  padding: 0.8
});

const Example = ({ width, height, margin = defaultMargin }: PolygonProps) => {
  yScale.rangeRound([0, height - margin.top - margin.bottom]);
  const centerX = (width - margin.left - margin.right) / 2;
  return (
    <svg width={width} height={height}>
      <rect width={width} height={height} fill={background} rx={14} />
      <GradientPinkRed id="polygon-pink" />
      {polygons.map((polygon, i) => (
        <Group
          key={`polygon-${i}`}
          top={(yScale(i) || 0) + polygonSize / 2}
          left={margin.left + centerX}
        >
          <Polygon
            sides={polygon.sides}
            size={polygonSize}
            fill={polygon.fill}
            rotate={polygon.rotate}
          />
        </Group>
      ))}
    </svg>
  );
};

export default function App() {
  return (
    <div className="App">
      <Example width={500} height={300} />
    </div>
  );
}

The background variable has the background’s color.

polygonSize is the size of each polygon in pixels.

We create the polygons array with the properties of the polygons.

We set the number of sides with the sides .

fill is the background of the polygon.

rotate is the number of degrees to rotate it.

In the Example component, we add the polygons onto the screen with the polygons.map callback.

We add the Polygon component with the props to set the sides, fill, and rotation angle.

Conclusion

We can add polygons into our React app with the Visx library.

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